Holmwood House

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Astonishing villa

Not only acclaimed as perhaps the finest house designed by celebrated Victorian architect Alexander 'Greek' Thomson, Holmwood also has a beautiful interior, a charming kitchen garden and some grounds to explore. Some say it's Thomson's domestic masterpiece. It was built for local businessman James Couper, completed in 1858, but changed hands several times over the next century and more, some later owners actually covering over the original and rather fantastic decorative features. The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) acquired the property in 1994 and commissioned some very careful restoration work to create what visitors see today. Holmwood is some 5km south of the Clyde in the suburb of Cathcart but the suburban train service from Glasgow Central to Cathcart Station will take you most of the way there. Check the NTS website for details of the entry charge and opening times.

By: Keith Davidson

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Venue name: Holmwood House
Address: 61-63 Netherlee Road
Glasgow
G44 3YU
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